Dr. Roger L. Crumley, professor of otolaryngology-head & neck surgery at the UC Irvine School of Medicine, has been named president-elect of the American Laryngological Association at its annual meeting in San Diego. The association is the country’s oldest surgical sub-specialty society. Members have focused interest and expertise in speech, vocal cord and other laryngological disorders. Crumley will become president of the organization in May 2008. He specializes in facial, plastic and reconstructive surgery in addition to laryngology, and served as the president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery in the 1990s. He recently stepped down as chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery after leading it for nearly 20 years.